Women's Professional Soccer suspends 2012 season
Monday, January 30, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Women's Professional Soccer won't play the 2012 season amid a legal dispute with an ousted owner.
The league says its Board of Governors voted Monday to suspend the season with hopes of resuming in 2013.
In October, the WPS terminated its South Florida franchise after clashing with owner Dan Borislow all season. A Florida judge ruled earlier this month that the league failed to follow its own dispute procedures when it terminated the franchise. Another court hearing is set for Wednesday.
WPS CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan says owners chose to cancel the season over possibly working with Borislow in the league again. She says "we have diverted so many resources into litigation."
The league has played three seasons.